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Update Notes: Tuesday, January 6, 2014

Written by Caela on . Posted in Game Updates & Maintenance

From the forums:


  • Loyalty Merchants now have new armor, weapons, house items and a pack of random Harvestables for sale.
  • Resolved an issue where particle effects would play twice on Aerakyn.
Tranquil / Phantom Seas

  • Players who kill a named NPC in either Tranquil Sea or Phantom Sea will no longer be able to see or kill the same named for 2 hours.

Precipice of Power [Raid]

  • Dread Armoloch of Blight and Dread Armoloch of Corruption should now allow reactives and wards to counter their damage over time spells.
  • Dread Armoloch of Blight and Dread Armoloch of Corruption should no longer break stealth with their damage over time spells.

Brokenskull Bay: Bosun’s Private Stock [Event Heroic]

  • Poisonous Gash has had its damage slightly reduced.
  • Eggtender Varogg should no longer occasionally reset when he teleports away from players.

Ossuary of Malevolence

  • Carrion Plague’s casting time has been increased from 1 second to 2 seconds.

Ossuary: Sanguine Fountains [Heroic]

  • Final boss will now drop an accessory and armor piece 100% of the time.

Ssraeshza Temple: Inner Sanctum [Heroic]

  • Final boss will now drop an accessory and armor piece 100% of the time.


  • Fixed a bug where level 80 to 100 ancient spells did not require the grandmaster to scribe. Lower level ancients do not require a grandmaster.


  • Hawk Attack now has a longer duration at Grandmaster.


  • Cataloguing Vesspyr quests may now only be completed once every 10 hours and should now grant much more status.



Update Notes: Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Written by Caela on . Posted in Art, Appearance, Housing, EQ2, Game Updates & Maintenance, Itemization, PvP/BG/Proving Grounds

From Bunji on the official forums



  • Lore and Legend: Awakened Aerakyn is now available.


  • House Actors will now save changes made to their greeting distances between loading and reloading a house.



  • Ethereal and Artifact weapons may be obtained via victory daily missions in Battlegrounds.
  • Ethereal and Artifact weapons now grant PvP statistics.

Update Notes: Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Written by Caela on . Posted in Game Updates & Maintenance, Raiding

Bunji on the Official Forums posted this week’s patch notes:

The Fabled Deathtoll

  • A level 95 update of the original Deathtoll raid zone. Unliving horrors await all who enter, and only the most powerful adventurers will survive to face Tarinax the Destroyer himself!


  • House actors now use double quotes instead of single quotes for their greeting messages.

Tears of Veeshan: Shattered Dreams

  • Spirits will appear for those that require them from slain goblins in High Keep and High Keep: The Pickclaw Depths (both heroic and advanced solo), regardless of the group member that killed them (pets and mercenaries included).

High Keep: The Bloodless Incursion [Contested]

  • Several undead orcs and dark elves have chosen to haunt other areas outside the hallways leading to Captain Boshinko.
  • The chunks of rock that fall off the Tunnelgorger now decrement his stoneskin twice as much as they did previously.

Temple of Veeshan: Guardian’s Edifice

  • Aerakyn Sharpshots should no longer have quite as large of a range on their bows.


  • Fixed a bug where someone who is awarded the housing dev pick could get the dungeon maker’s hall of fame trophy instead of the housing hall of fame trophy.


  • Kingdom of Sky: Class specific armor sets granted via the Golden Path quest line have been upgraded to be more in line with current itemization stats.
  • Corrected an issue with Standard of Greater Noxious Protection and Standard of Superior Noxious Protection that prevented them from granting the correct benefit.
  • Etherwood should now sort as a harvested item.


  • Bloody Shank: Radiant Aura should now be appropriately removed from the War Committee Shades when the Codex Creatorum is used.


  • Shaman mercenaries have gotten a slight boost to their healing potential


  • You can now sort the battlegrounds scoreboard by team. Just click the team score at the top to sort with that team on the top!
  • Fixed a bug where you could see ghost Battleground characters at character select that you couldn’t play.

Update Notes: Tuesday June 17, 2014

Written by Caela on . Posted in EQ2, Game Updates & Maintenance

From Bunji on the official forums:


  • House actors are mannequins that can be customized to have a player race appearance. Once the appearance has been selected, the actor can be set to play an action in your home or guildhall!
  • House Actors are created via a carpenter recipe that can be purchased from the loyalty merchant. This recipe requires a unique component that may be obtained from top tier harvest nodes.
  • Editor’s Note: Check out Niami Denmother’s excellent write up on House Actors.


  • Fixed a bug where getting 100% rent reduction on your house could cause your house to fall off the leaderboards.

Temple of Veeshan: Dreadscale’s Maw

  • Lord Kreizenn should now kill all players with his Chromatic Storm if failure conditions are met instead of just killing the first person on his list.
  • Lord Kreizenn should give more feedback when his various abilities cause someone to die.
  • Lord Kriezenn will now drop two Flawless Purple Gemstones and has an increased chance for a second accessory.
  • Cer’matal the Gatekeeper will now drop two Vibrant Purple Gemstones and has an increased chance for a second accessory.
  • Lady Mirenella will now drop two Pristine Purple Gemstones and has an increased chance for a second accessory.
  • Lord Feshlak will now drop two Shimmering Purple Gemstones and has an increased chance for a second accessory.
  • Irdul of the Glacier now has an increased 25% chance for a second accessory and now uses the tier two accessory table.
  • Telkorenar will now drop two Cracked Purple Gemstones and has an increased chance for a second accessory.
  • Bristlebane will always drop a second accessory.
  • Vulak’Aerr the Dreadscale will now drop two Glowing Purple Gemstones and will always drop a second accessory.
  • All accessories that drop inTempleofVeeshan: The Dreadscale’s Maw that grant a bonus to resists will now grant between 1650-1750 more resists.
  • Accessories dropped by Exarch Lorokai the Unliving that grant a bonus to resist will now grant 900 more resists.

The Fractured Hive [Heroic]

  • The Ancestral Column in the Fractured Hive no longer spawns on the platform where Queen Meacidaris is fought. It now spawns on the large open floor below.


  • Upgraded Hero Bracers may now be examined to claim an item that will exchange your Hero Bracers for different stat layouts.
  • Draconic Stone of Divine Redirection now correctly grants wisdom.

Battleground: New Tunaria Warzone

  • Corrected an issue where players were not getting quest credit for PvP kills.



Date Change: EverQuest II Insider Postponed until July 9th

Written by Caela on . Posted in EQ2

Luperza announced yesterday they were pushing back the original date of the next EQ2 Insider from June 18th to July 9th.  The thread is still open to ask your questions – but she requests that you keep them short and to the point.


This month on EverQuest II Insider Q&A:

  • CastMargaret KrohnKyle Vallee, Michael Ganz, and Nathan McCall!
  • Q&A: We’re going to be answering your questions LIVE! Ask about anything! if you can’t make it, feel free to leave us a question right here in this thread or on TwitterFacebook, and or Google Plus by Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 at 10:00 PM PDT. :)
<YouTube Link will be Placed Here After Show>
When: 07/09/2014 2PM – 2:30PM PDT
Don’t forget to use our hashtag #EQ2Insider and follow us on Twitter @EverQuestii, and @PurrfectStorm


If you want to know what EverQuest II Insider is or how you can be a part of it, go here!

Update Notes: Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Written by Caela on . Posted in EQ2, Game Updates & Maintenance, PvP/BG/Proving Grounds

From Bunji on the Official Forums:


The New Tunaria Warzone is now available on the Battlegrounds Server via a portal in Champion’s Respite.


  • The Loyalty Merchant and Loyalty Marketplace will now correctly sell adornments that are below maximum level.
  • A small bag of platinum coins will now sell for the correct amount of platinum if purchased off of the loyalty section of the marketplace.

Level up, Gear up…discord style!

  • For the duration of the “Gear Up! Level Up!” promotion, Havoc Marks and Marks of Devastation will be awarded at twice the rate.

Temple of Veeshan: Dreadscale’s Maw

  • Corrected an issue that would potentially cause certain pet classes to get instantly killed upon getting resurrected if they were not protected by Dragonsbane.


  • Miragul’s Dark Heart will no longer overwrite more powerful Hearts that are already in your inventory.


  • Great Waters now correctly states that it does not stack with itself.
  • Shared Dragonsbane now applies to group members within 999 meters from the wearer and persists through death.
  • Arced Conductivity should now always apply the potency increase.

Update Notes: Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Written by Caela on . Posted in EQ2, Game Updates & Maintenance

From Bunji on the official forums



  • A new currency exchange merchant, Barnaby Blunderbuss, has been added to the docks ofButcherblockMountainswhere you can exchange most currencies for transmuting and tinkering training components. Some of the eligible currencies include Maj’Dul insignia tokens, Void Shards, D.I.R.T.Y. Money and many more!


  • All AA EXP event messages now include the amount of EXP granted.
  • Resolved an issue where the amount of EXP displayed when converting adventure EXP to AA EXP did not reflect any server or personal bonus multipliers.


Templeof Veeshan: Dreadscale’s Maw

  • The spell “Melting Soles” should now show up in detrimental window.
  • Lady Mirenilla’s Keepers can no longer be stunned.
  • Lady Mirenilla’s Keepers buffs should no longer state they can be charmed.
  • Lady Mirenilla will more fiercely protect her summoned beast as long as it does her bidding.
  • Lady Mirenilla’s beast should no longer remain dazed longer than intended.
  • Lord Feshlak’s dancing flames should no longer be targetable.
  • Lord Feshlak’s dancing flames should not despawn if they grow too large.
  • Lord Kreizenn’s scent of blood ability should be correctly checking for dead players.


  • When their owner is not in combat, Mercenaries will regenerate health at an increased rate.

Recipe Window

  • The recipe list has been playing memory training games and will now properly remember and display the position of the recipe you just crafted after item creation.


  • The Shady Swashbuckler now has six second versions of the Bloody Shank weapons available for sale.
  • Statistic bonuses on Bloody Shank have been improved to match the difficulty of completing the quest.
  • Inconspicuous Strike III and IV have had their damage values corrected.

EQ2 Contest – Submit a Photo

Written by Caela on . Posted in Art, Appearance, Housing, Daybreak Cash, EQ2

From Luperza on the Official Forums – a new contest sponsored by EverQuest 2.  As of the date of this post – there are only two entries.  It does appear you must have a Facebook account to enter.

Salutations Norrathians!

If you didn’t catch our first episode of EverQuest II Insider, you may have missed one of our announcements about future contests! Starting in May, we are doing a monthly contest. These may vary in theme, requirements, and rewards, so if you have any good ideas for future contest ideas, send them our way!

May’s contest is all about housing décor with a draconic theme! Head over to our sweepstakes and submit your photo! This contest ends May 27th, 2014 at 2PM PDT. Three winners will be chosen. Each winner will attain a bundle of up to five housing items of their choice (at the discretion of SOE) that’s worth $25.00 USD.

We can’t wait to see your photo submissions! Don’t forget to send us your ideas and tune into the next EverQuest II Insider on June 4th, 2014 at everquest2.


Producer’s Letter: May/June News!

Written by Caela on . Posted in EQ2, Expansion News, Game Updates & Maintenance, PvP/BG/Proving Grounds

Holly “Windstalker” Longdale has posted a new Producer’s Letter which can be found on the EQ2 Forums

Highlights include:

  • New Matchmaking Code for Battlegrounds
  • New PVP Warzone
  • Converting old currencies
  • House NPCs
  • New Loyalty items
  • New Deathtoll Fabled Dungeon
  • Status Merchant Revamp
  • June Promo – Gear Up, Level Up

Here’s the letter…

Dearest Norrathians,

We’re working to bring you a lot more information about what we’re doing, why, and when. To that end, here’s a quick overview on what we’ve done recently and what’s coming soon!

As a quick recap of our larger content releases in April and May so far, we launched:

  • High Keep Contested dungeon
  • High Keep Guild Halls
  • Temple of Veeshan raid zone
  • Ethereal/Artifact items (in Tears of Veeshan mission crates for a couple of months)

Update Notes: Tuesday May 13, 2014

Written by Caela on . Posted in EQ2, Game Updates & Maintenance, Grouping, Itemization, PvP/BG/Proving Grounds, Raiding

Servers will be coming down for an update – from the forums:

The US EverQuest 2 Servers will come down on May 13th, 2014 at 7:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time for an update. The expected downtime is approximately one hour.

EU servers will come down beginning at 9:00 PM PT (6:00 AM CET May 14th, 2014) for the same update. Downtime is anticipated to be approximately 2 hours.

Patch notes after the jump.

SOE Releases Info on Live Events at SOE Live, Int’l Players Open to Tournys and Contests For First Time!

Written by Caela on . Posted in Daybreak Live (SOE Live/Fan Faire), EQ2

Get Your Game on at SOE Live 2014!

Just posted over at the official forums a few details on Live Quests and Tournaments for all the games.

Big Highlight — International attendees may participate!

By: Aimee “Ashlanne” Rekoske

Every year at SOE Live we offer a schedule full of panels featuring the games you love to play, games you can’t wait to play, and other burning topics any SOE Gamer would find interesting. The schedule always includes activities like Live Quests and Tournaments. Brand new this year: International attendees may participate in our Live Quests and Tournaments! Detailed rules and prizes will be posted in the coming weeks. We wanted to get this information out to you before Early Bird registration closed!

Check out the ways you can participate!

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